Guild Wars 2 has already managed to convince “hundreds of thousands” to lay down pre-order coin for the MMO, ArenaNet co-founder Mike O’Brien has said.
The exact number remains a mystery, but 200,000 — which the wording suggests is a minimum — is a nice figure, isn’t it? It’s so nice even that the studio had to temporarily disable pre-purchases due to servers not being able to handle the demand. What a nice problem to have.
There’s a good incentive to pre-order as well, with beta access offered for those who do just that. The next chance to play the game will be next Monday, May 14th, during a 7-hour stress test (11 AM to 6 PM PDT).